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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 first benchmarks appear

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The Galaxy Z Fold 4’s rumored Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 CPU has been shown off in early benchmarks.

Geekbench has revealed some critical specs and performance data for a device that is thought to be Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 4. It’s possible that these findings are accurate, in which case we’ll know how the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will stack up against its predecessor and the Galaxy S22 series, which was released earlier this year.

Single-coreMulticore
Galaxy Z Fold 4 (leaked)13513808
Galaxy Z Fold 311073418
Galaxy S22 Ultra12403392
OnePlus 10 Pro9953482
Pixel 6 Pro10272760
iPhone 13 Pro Max17204549

The SM-F936U smartphone on Geekbench(opens in new tab) appears to be the Galaxy Z Fold 4 for the United States. Speculation has been circulating that Geekbench’s CPU results page lists the impending and dreadfully-named Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1. This device also appears to feature a total of 12GB of RAM on board (10GB usable).

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Other phones we’ve examined, such the Galaxy Z Fold 3 from last year, have their Geekbench scores shown below. Here’s how it stacks up against the rumored Galaxy Z Fold 4.

As you can see, the Snapdragon 888-powered Galaxy Z Fold 4 gets a modest performance improvement over its predecessor, with a 23 percent single-core boost and an 11 percent multicore bump. However, the SM-F936U appears to enjoy a significant edge over the most recent Galaxy S22 Ultra and OnePlus 10 Pro.

Geekbench findings should be taken with a grain of salt because there is no reliable metric to compare them against. We run the test at least three times to ensure that the results are consistent. Additional rounds are added if certain results appear to be out of whack. Compared to its predecessor, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is a poor performer in terms of CPU power. Geekbench doesn’t test GPU performance, which is a separate issue.)

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To see how Tensor stacks up against the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, we also included the Google Pixel 6 Pro in our test. Google’s processor trails far behind in terms of pure CPU performance. On the other hand, the A15 Bionic chipset in the iPhone 13 Pro Max continues to outperform Qualcomm’s finest in both single- and multicore results.

At an Unpacked event in August, we hope to discover everything there is to know about the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and its tiny sibling, the Galaxy Z Flip 4. According to certain rumors, August 10th has been slated as the release date.

As far as we know, Samsung’s newest flagship foldable will be lighter and have a smaller wrinkle between the displays. According to reports, the Galaxy Z Fold 3’s power pack has the same 4,400 mAh battery. We are apprehensive about the Fold 4’s battery life unless the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 is significantly more power-efficient than the Snapdragon 888 (which the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 failed not deliver on). We’ll have to wait and see.

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